February 26, 2017

FDA Warns Consumers about Canadian Baby Food Recall

The FDA is warning consumers not to use PC Organics brand baby food that was manufactured specifically for the Canadian marketplace. Some U.S. consumers may have purchased these products in Canada. The baby food has been recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Loblaw Companies is recalling PC Organics baby food pouches. A manufacturing error resulted in excess water in the product, which could support the growth of Clostridium botulinum. That bacteria produces a toxin that is deadly in tiny amounts. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. The early symptoms of Clostridium botulinum food poisoning include nausea, vomiting, fatigue, dizziness, blurred or double vision, and dry mouth.  The toxin can cause respiratory failure, paralysis, and death. The … [Read more...]

More PC Organics Baby Food Recalled for Botulism In Canada

The recall issued on February 3, 2017 for PC Organics baby food in Canada has been expanded to include more products. Loblaw Companies is recalling the product because the may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. A manufacturing error resulted in too much water in the product, which could support the growth of this pathogenic bacteria. A tiny amount of botulism toxin can cause illness and death. There have been illnesses reported that may be associated with the consumption of these products. The products were sold up to and including February 8, 2017 nationwide in Canada. In Ontario, they were sold at Fortinos, Loblaws, No Frills, Real Canadian Superstore, Real Canadian Wholesale Club, valu-mart, Your Independent Grocer, Zehrs, Shoppers Drug Mart, and affiliated … [Read more...]

PC Organics Baby Food Recalled in Canada for Botulism

Lobular Companies Limited and the CFIA are recalling one lot code of PC Organics brand Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food because it may permit the growth of Clostridium botulinum bacteria. The toxins produced by this bacteria can cause paralysis and death. The recalled product is PC Organics Apple, Blueberry & Green Pea strained baby food in 128 ml containers. The UPC number on the product is 0 60383 06292 7 and the code is 2017 OC 31. It was sold nationally at the retail level. The recall was triggered by a consumer complaint. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. If you purchased this product, do not use it. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or take it back to the place of purchase for a full … [Read more...]

One Heart Swiss Chard Pesto Recalled for Botulism

One Heart Organics is recalling One Heart brand Swiss Chard Pesto in Canada for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. Botulism toxin can cause serious illness and death. No reports of illness have been received to date in connection with the consumption of this product. One Heart brand Swiss Chard Pesto was sold in two sizes.  The 8 ounce packages is recalled. The other was sold in 16 ounce packages. All units sold up to and including December 15, 2016 are recalled. There is no UPC number on these products. They were sold in Ontario at the retail level. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged container or take them back to the store where you bought it for a full refund. … [Read more...]

Smoked Salmon in Canada Recalled for Possible Botulism

Loblaw Companies in Canada is recalling President's Choice brand Smoked Atlantic Salmon sold at one location in Mississauga because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. This bacteria produces a dangerous toxin that can be fatal. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this issue. The recalled products were sold from Valu-mart - Applewood at 1125 Bloor Street East in Mississauga, Ontario. They are President's Choice brand. Smoked Atlantic Salmon in 112 gram packages is recalled, with UPC number 0 60383 18100 0 and with codes of best before date 16DE29 AND 6983, 7003, OR 7025. Also recalled is Peppercorn Smoked Atlantic Salmon in 112 gram packages. The UPC number is 0 60383 18101 7 and the codes are best before date 16DE29 AND 6983, 7003, OR … [Read more...]

Phil-Am Trading Recalls Smoked Mackerel for Botulism Risk

One day after the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets issued a consumer warning about Phil Am Smoked Mackerel, the company has voluntarily recalled the product. The product is uneviscerated. The viscera in fish can contain Clostridium botulinum spores that can cause serious illness and death. No illnesses have been reported to date. The recalled product is Phil-am Smoked Mackerel (Hasa-Hasa) in a 200 gram (7.05 ounce) pack. It is packaged in a clear flexible plastic pouch and has a predominantly red tag on the top seal with the product information. The UPC code is 814487015147. It was distributed to stores in New Jersey, New York, Georgia, and Pennsylvania between February and November 2016. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. Throw it away in a sealed … [Read more...]

Phil Am Smoked Mackerel Recalled for Botulism Risk

The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is warning consumers not to eat "Phil Am" brand Smoked Mackerel (Hasa Hasa) because it was uneviscerated. The viscera in fish can harbor Clostridium both;inure spores. The product is sold by Asian Supermarket Group Inc. at 1245 Central Avenue in Albany, New York. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of this product. The "Phil Am" brand Smoked Mackerel is packaged in a clear, vacuum package flexible plastic pouch and offered for sale in refrigerated cases. The product is uncoded and is from the Philippines. The package does have a UPC number 814487015147. It is not legal to sell uneviscerated fish in New York. Clostridium botulinum bacteria produce a toxin that can be fatal at very … [Read more...]

Recall of Hinty’s Soups in Canada for Botulism Expanded

The recall of Hinty's Bean Soup and Pumpkin Chili on November 9, 2016 in Canada has been expanded to include another product. Those soups are being recalled for possible Clostridium botulinum contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with the consumption of these products. The original recall was for Black Bean and Yam Chili. The newly recalled products have no brand name and no UPC Number. All units sold up to and including November 11, 2016 are recalled. They are Bean Soup in about 500 ml jars, Bean Soup in about 1 liter jars, Spicy Pumpkin Chili in 500 ml jars, and Spicy Pumpkin Chili in about 1 liter jars. They were sold in Ontario at the retail level. This recall was triggered by test results. If you purchased these products, do not eat them. Throw … [Read more...]

Hinty’s Chili Recalled in Canada for Possible Botulism

Hinty's Chili in Ontario, Canada is recalling their Black Bean and Yam Chili because it may be contaminated with Clostridium botulinum bacteria. A tiny amount of the botulinum toxin can cause illness and death. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of these products. The recalled products are Black Bean and Yam Chili in two sizes. The first, approximately 500 ml jars, has no UPC number and the recall includes all units sold up to and including November 2, 2016. The second is 1 liter size. There is no UPC number on that product either. All units sold up to and including November 2, 2016 are recalled. If you purchased these items, do not eat them. Do not even taste them. Throw them away in a sealed or double bagged package or secure garbage container, or … [Read more...]

Recall of Imperial Salmon Roe for Botulism Updated

Imperial Caviar & Seafood is updating their recall of Salmon Roe in Canada for potential Clostridium botulinum contamination to include more information. There have been no reported illnesses associated with the consumption of this product. The recalled product is Imperial Caviar & Seafood brand Salmon Roe in 50 gram packages. The UPC number is 1 86866 00010 8 and the codes on the product are BB/MA: 23-AUG-2017 LOT: 23616-03. It was sold in Quebec at the retail level. If you purchased this product, do not eat it. A tiny amount of botulism toxin can cause serious illness and death. Throw it away in a sealed or double bagged package or take it back to the place of purchase for a refund. … [Read more...]

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